Start Your Day With This CHB Recipe: Beef Breakfast Muffin Cups

January 9, 2020

This savory muffin recipe combines ground Certified Hereford Beef® and eggs to create a wholesome breakfast. It’s hard to eat just one!


  • 1 pound of Certified Hereford Beef ground beef (96% lean)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons regular or chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Combine ground beef and seasonings in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

To prepare crumbles, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-cup standard muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Stir chiles and cheese into sausage mixture. Evenly divide mixture into prepared pan.

Whisk eggs, milk and hot sauce, as desired, in medium bowl. Evenly divide egg mixture over sausage mixture in muffin cups.

Bake in 375°F oven 17 to 20 minutes or until egg mixture is set and just beginning to brown. Let stand 2 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from muffin pan. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with toppings, as desired.